Faith notices that Buffy is down. She runs over, and Buffy raises her head. "Hold the line," she begs, and hands The Little Red Axe That Could to Faith. Faith takes it and does some damage.
Upstairs, Xander is grappling with a vamp. Three more wait patiently by the wayside. Oh, how polite of them. Dawn rushes forward and pulls a rope. Some big thing drops down, and what is obviously sunlight streams down into the room, immolating the vamps. I can't figure this out, exactly. I get uncovering the skylight to harness the power of the sun, but what was that big lump of stuff that dropped down? Sand bags? And if it's so damn sunny outside, why engage the vamps inside the school at all? Why not lure them out into the daylight and let the sun do the dirty work?
Cut to Andrew and Anya. I guess the übervamps took a minute to whip out their cells and called up at the Sunnydale Free-Range Bringer Farm, Winery, and Former Monastery to ask The First if the Bringers could come out and play, because there's a ton of them here now. Were they even factored into Buffy's plan? One of Bringers rushes up behind Anya, raises his curved knife high over his head, and slices her in half. Just like that. It's a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment. I guess it's really over. You can't have Ganya with no Anya. Unless Anya comes back from the grave to be an oracle of truth to some sitcom family. It could be like Party of Five with Ganya! That show probably wouldn't have been such a pit of everlasting suck if they had thrown a snarky British librarian and a one-thousand-year-old ex-vengeance demon into the mix. Think about that duo telling those mopey Salinger whiners to shove it! Now that's an iteration of Party of Five I might tune in for.
Sep: I'm sad that Anya bit it.
Ace: Me too. Think of her poor pathetic little life. A thousand-plus years and she was only ever really happy for a couple of them.
Sep: It just goes to show you that you shouldn't break up with a Scooby. Terrible things happen.
Ace:Well, technically, Angel's still "alive," and as far as we know Oz is too.
Sep: Yeah, but Angel did a hundred years in hell and has really stupid hair. And Oz is burdened with the pain of being very, very short. A pain I know all too well.